United States Men's National Team

Jurgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann: USMNT would have qualified for World Cup if I remained in charge

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Former U.S. Men's National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann is more than confident the team would've qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia had he stayed on as manager.

After losing the first two games of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, Klinsmann was let go in November 2016.

Klinsmann: U.S. set back several years without World Cup qualification

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Former U.S. National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke about the state of the national team program in a wide ranging interview with Kicker magazine.

The former U.S. and Germany boss thinks that missing the World Cup will have long lasting effects for the Americans as they try to rebuild off a failure that's slowed the program's growth.

Arena: I don't think there is much I would do differently with USMNT

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Bruce Arena's autobiography is coming out soon and, like any publication from a big controversial name, it reveals some interesting secrets, including what Arena would do differently if given the chance to do it all over again.

"I knew when I took the job that we had a steep road ahead of us," he wrote in an advance copy of the book provided to the Washington Post.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Union alums, presidential tweets, and a Wembley friendly

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Ahead of the Union's flight to Frisco, here's the last roundup of the week.

News Roundup: Union lose, Steel Draw, Dempsey suspended (more), and NWSL is back

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Plus transfer rumor, bad weather, a fall to look forward to, and a Russian bear.

U.S. Soccer

Italy announces November friendly against USMNT

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While U.S. Soccer has yet to make it official, it appears the U.S. Men's National Team will face off with one of the world's usual elite this fall.

Italy announced a November 20th friendly clash with the USMNT on Friday, although U.S. Soccer has yet to make an announcement of its own. A venue is set to be announced in the coming weeks

#Azzurri

Two friendlies have been confirmed with the side set to play #Ukraine on 10th October and the USA on 20th November.

USMNT vs. Paraguay: Live Commentary

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For the second time in 2018, the U.S. Men's National Team is set for friendly action.

The U.S. faces off with CONMEBOL representative Paraguay on Tuesday at Sahlen's Stadium in North Carolina looking for some excitement from a crop of young players. Nine players could earn their first caps for the USMNT, while veterans like DeAndre Yedlin, Wil Trapp and Bobby Wood lead the charge.

U.S. Soccer unveils 2018 national team jerseys

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U.S. Soccer officially unveiled the 2018 jerseys for both national teams on Friday afternoon.

The home strip is white with red and blue horizontal stripes, while the away uniform is navy blue with horizontal stripes.

United we stand #OneNationOneTeam

Our 2018 #USMNT and #USWNT kits are here at last » https://t.

Dave Sarachan

MLS-based midfield shines in USMNT win

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Entering Tuesday's friendly, much of the focus was on the U.S. Men's National Team's young European-based stars, and for good reason. The roster was littered with talented young prospects plying their trade at noteworthy European clubs.

But, when the final whistle sounded on Tuesday night, it was a trio of MLS regulars that stood out as the biggest key to victory.

Youthful USMNT given freedom to shine ahead of clash with Paraguay

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Dave Sarachan's job is a complicated one. As the U.S. Men's National Team's caretaker head coach, he's preparing a team for a future without him. His job is to integrate new faces to a national team that will look very, very different when he is inevitably replaced.

But, while Sarachan's job is an unusual one, his approach for Tuesday's friendly is pretty simple: have fun with it.

Sizing up the roster

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As you know by now, Dave Sarachan has called up a fresh USMNT squad to face friendly foe Paraguay next Tuesday. I was actually in transit when the roster dropped and had work to finish when we got home near midnight, but the extra time has allowed me to hone some quibbles.First, the squad (players looking for a debut cap are marked with an asterisk):G - Alex Bono* (Toronto FC), Bill Hamid (FC

Report: Sarachan to remain USMNT interim coach through June

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As expected, Dave Sarachan will remain in charge of the U.S. Men's National Team through the summer.

According to the Washington Post, U.S. Soccer has extended Sarachan's contract as interim coach through the end of June. Sarachan's contract was set to expire at the end of March, but the interim boss recently signed a new contract with the federation lasting through the summer, keeping Sarachain in charge for four additional friendlies.

Forward position comes into focus as USMNT heads towards camp

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For the U.S. Men's National Team, position battles will be the norm for the next several years. It's a consequence of missing the World Cup. New faces come in, older faces are ushered out and the status quo is changed over a period of time as young stars are integrated.

There is perhaps no position quite as open as the forward position, though, and several youngsters will have the chance to stake their claim in an upcoming friendly against Paraguay.

paraguay

Highlights: USMNT 1, Paraguay 0

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SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Wil Trapp

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Wil Trapp wasn't flashy, but he sure was effective on Tuesday night.

Named captain for the second straight match, Trapp provided plenty in the heart of the USMNT midfield in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Paraguay. The performance was key in the USMNT's possession game, earning Trapp SBI USMNT Man of the Match honors.

Preview: USMNT vs Paraguay

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - The USMNT still find themselves in an unusual holding pattern as they gather in North Carolina this week ahead of Tuesday's friendly vs Paraguay (7pm ET- FS1) . Amid all the sound and fury that's been raging across American soccer the past few months, however, a return to match action should be a welcome development for all of us.

The SBI Soccer Podcast: Episode 6 (MLS Player Survey, USMNT vs. Paraguay and more)

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Joe Hojnacki, Ryan Tolmich, and Joe Tansey are back for another episode of the SBI Soccer Podcast with plenty

The trio tackle the ESPN-run MLS Anonymous Player Survey, particularly the part that focuses on overrated and underrated players. They also look forward to the U.S. Men's National Team's upcoming friendly against Paraguay and the abbreviated weekend of MLS action.

Kekuta Manneh added to USMNT squad for Paraguay friendly

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The U.S. Men's National Team will have an additional attacker join the squad for the upcoming match against Paraguay.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Kekuta Manneh has been called up to join the USMNT squad for the March 27 friendly in Cary. With the addition, the squad now stands at 23 players.

News Roundup: Union sleeper, Steel starts with a bang, and USMNT roster

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Plus FIFA wants honest bribes, Wondo going for the title, and DC finds somewhere even worse to play soccer.

Weah, Novakovich, Palmer-Brown headline young USMNT squad to face Paraguay

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The focus remains on youth as the U.S. Men's National Team heads towards a friendly with Paraguay.

A total of five newcomers will join the USMNT squad for the upcoming friendly, which takes place on March 27 in Cary. Defenders Shaq Moore, Erik Palmer-Brown and Antonee Robinson, midfielder Tim Weah and forward Andrija Novakovich join the USMNT squad for the first time, headlining a young squad featuring European-based players for the first time since the fall.

US Soccer

Three from USMNT vs Paraguay

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The soccer news starts with the USMNT getting a 1-0 win against Paraguay. A version of the squad that trended young kept control during a physical game that hinged on a penalty late in the first-half. As captain Wil Trapp said in his postgame interview, the squad treated the game as the proof of the work they put in over a lengthy March camp.

USMNT 1 – Paraguay 0

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The USMNT was back in action on Tuesday night in Cary, NC shutting out Paraguay 1-0. In a game that became increasingly physical as it progressed, the USMNT capitalized on a penalty call for the win. USMNT player Tyler Adams broke free in the 43rd, going 1v1 with the goalkeeper and drawing a penalty.

The USMNT against Paraguay

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The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action against Paraguay tonight in Cary, NC (7:30pm ET - FS1). The USMNT continues to bring in new faces as the program considers options. This is a path expected to lead to the hiring of a general manager and a coach, with the club moving forward under interim coach Dave Sarachan.

USMNT roster for March 2018 friendly

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Interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan announced the 22 player roster for the March 27 friendly against Paraguay in Cary, NC. Sarachan's selections focus on young players mainly from European clubs.

"This match once again represents an opportunity for some new faces," Sarachan said in a press statement.

Matt Miazga

Miazga, Carter-Vickers benefit from chemistry in USMNT win over Paraguay

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CARY, N.C. Matt Miazga and Cameron Carter-Vickers have a combined age of 42 and have seven appearances for the U.S. Men's National Team.

While some young center backs may be overwhelmed by the moment at the senior level, the 22-year-old Miazga and 20-year-old Carter-Vickers treated Tuesday's 1-0 win over Paraguay as another step in their pairing.

Young centerbacks come into focus for USMNT

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The entire U.S. Men's National Team is undergoing a changing of the guard, but some of the biggest changes are coming at the centerback position, even if the names coming in are pretty familiar.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga and Erik Palmer-Brown headline the USMNT squad for Tuesday's clash with Paraguay, and each is a name that has been in the U.

TImothy Weah

After overcoming early nerves, Timothy Weah satisfied with USMNT debut

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CARY, N.C. As the fourth official prepared the board signaling Timothy Weah's U.S. Men's National Team debut, right back DeAndre Yedlin jogged over to the touchline to give the 18-year-old a high five.

When the board went up, Weah took his first steps in a USMNT jersey with the crowd at 10,000-seat Sahlen's Stadium cheering in anticipation.

SBI Question of the Day: Which first-time USMNT call up is most exciting?

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The U.S. Men's National Team has a friendly against Paraguay on the horizon and a bunch of young names have been called in to prove they deserve a spot on the team when they finally return to competitive action in the summer of 2019.

Five players, Andrija Novakovich, Antonee Robinson, Erik Palmer-Brown, Shaq Moore, and Timothy Weah, are looking for their first appearances with the senior team.

The Rest

Tim Ream named to Championship Team of the Week

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Fulham got one step closer to returning to the Premier League this weekend, as the Cottagers picked up a 3-0 win over Millwall, and U.S. Men's National Team defender Tim Ream once again shined for the third-place team in the Championship.

Ream made a goal-line clearance to keep the game scoreless and helped the defense pick up a clean sheet to defeat the sixth-place team in the English second flight.

Report: USMNT to face England in November friendly

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Italy recently announced a November friendly with the U.S. Men's National Team, and it appears the Azzurri aren't the only high-profile European squad on the USMNT schedule this Fall.

Goal USA reported on Sunday that the U.S. is finalizing a deal to face England in a November friendly. The match would be the first between the two teams since the 2010 World Cup.

USMNT, Mexico move up in latest FIFA world rankings

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The U.S. Men's National Team moved up a spot in the FIFA World Ranking to 24th, but it still sits nine spots behind Mexico.

El Tri jumped to 15th, as Colombia, Croatia and Italy dropped out of the top 15. Costa Rica is the third-best CONCACAF nation in the rankings, as the Ticos sit one spot behind the USMNT in 25th.

Report: Ali Curtis, Earnie Stewart interviewed for USMNT GM position

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Two more candidates have emerged for the U.S. Men's National Team's General Manager position.

According to MLSSoccer.com, current Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart and former New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis have interviewed for the position. Carlos Bocanegra and Garth Lagerwey have previously been linked to the role, although Bocanegra has since withdrawn himself from contention.

The Production Line (we hope)

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The attack positions are all pretty straightforward, so let's just run through the lot covering both the discussed formations all at once.For the 4-3-3 look, let's begin on right wing: Paul Arriola Sebastian Lletget Rubio Rubin Under surveillance: Brooks LennonMay need a move: Jonathan Lewis Future watch: Jonathan Amon, Andrew Carleton This group is decent, but somewhat uninspiring at the moment

The SBI Soccer Podcast: Episode 7 (USMNT vs. Paraguay, Zlatan, and El Trafico)

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It's another edition of the SBI Soccer Podcast and this time hosts Joe Hojnacki, Ryan Tolmich, and Joe Tansey review the U.S. Men's National Team friendly against Paraguay before they discuss the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

They also look ahead to a very busy week in MLS, especially the rivalry match between Los Angeles FC and the LA Galaxy.

Playing pro soccer in North Carolina

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 26, 2018) US Soccer Players – When it comes to pro team sports, North Carolina is known for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, NBA's Charlotte Hornets, and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. Then there's college basketball, the hallmark of the state going back decades.

Eric Lichaj embracing USMNT leadership role as team undergoes transition

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Every team needs a bit of leadership and every team needs one or two elder-statesmen to set a tone. With the U.S. Men's National Team admittedly in a period of "transition", Eric Lichaj is one of several players looking to step in and guide the next generation towards the next World Cup cycle.

At 29, Lichaj is the oldest player called into USMNT camp ahead of next Tuesday's clash with Paraguay.